Prospect Profile: Brandon Carlo

Few people in Boston were supportive of the October Bruins trade that sent Johnny Boychuk to the New York Islanders for draft picks. Little do we know it was the beginning of the end of Peter Chiarelli's tenure as Bruins General Manager
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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/20/15 The dust has settled and we now have a pretty good idea of what the Islanders roster will look like heading into training camp. The Islanders have not made a ‘big move’ this offseason trusting that some of their young players will take the next step in their careers however there is still some work to be done on the backend in my estimation...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Just The Links M’aam 7/19/2015

Report Cards From The Last Week: Jaroslav Halak Brian Strait Brock Nelson Johnny Boychuk Islanders Reads With most of the media having chimed in regarding the Isles quiet off-season, what’s one more? NHL Reads NHLs 3 myths that won’t go away Larry Brooks gives his ‘Mount Rushmores’ for every NHL team Could Blackhawks make another title run in 2015-16? I doubt it, this...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 7/18/15

Ho-hum….Another quiet day in the National Hockey League as summer really sets in and the news cycle comes to a screeching halt. No news yet on Brock Nelson or Kevin Poulin in regards to their qualifying offers, but both players are expected to be all set for training camp. There should be no worries on that front. Coming up next week, our report card series continues and a conversation...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: “A Life Without Hockey Is No Life at All” 7/17/15

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: “A Life Without Hockey Is No Life at All” We’re getting deeper into the lull that is the NHL offseason and, despite knowing players need a rest and personally not looking forward to another winter so soon, I could really use something hockey related. Too bad ESPN doesn’t have pro-beach hockey anymore. (sigh) Islanders News: Our own Rich Rodrigues...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Johnny Boychuk

Johnny Boychuk Season: 72 GP – 9 G – 26 A – 35 PTS — 14 PIM — plus-15 Career: 393 GP – 28 G – 82 A – 110 PTS — 212 PIM — plus-104 Contract: 6MM cap hit through 2022-23 (UFA) 2014-2015 Season Recap: Johnny Boychuk is the most important New York Islanders hockey player who isn’t named John Tavares. And he is as much presence as he is prowess. Last October...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins 2015 Mock Draft: Predictions For All Seven Boston Picks

The Boston Bruins are well-positioned to restock their prospect pool with seven picks in the 2015 NHL Draft. Boston has two selections in the top 40 at 14th and 37th overall, which gives the Original Six club two chances to draft a really good player and assets to use if general manager Don Sweeney wants to move up in the first round. Here’s a Bruins mock draft for all seven...
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting Boston Bruins’ Blue Line For 2015-16 NHL Season

The Boston Bruins were not the defensive juggernaut this season that they had been in previous years. Injuries to key players, including Zdeno Chara and Dougie Hamilton, forced young players into larger roles, and the preseason trade of Johnny Boychuk created a need for a top-four defenseman that was never filled. As a result of these factors and others, the Bruins fell to 20th...
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Plenty of reasons for optimism

The bitterness of the season coming to an end is still fresh in everyone's minds, but that does not mean that there are not plenty of reasons for optimism. The Islanders will bring back a core group of young players and talent that is capable of competing for a Stanley Cup next season."I wouldn't have signed here if I didn't believe in this team and obviously, I do," Johnny Boychuk...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards does not hold back on Bruins' recent struggles

The Johnny Boychuk trade still has many scratching their heads according to Jack Edwards. Photo: Alex Trautwig/Getty In a recent interview on WEEI (93.7 FM) Jack Edwards was his candid self, spitting hot fire about the current status of the Boston Bruins as well as their uncertain future. Hosts DJ Bean and ESPN’s Joe McDonald asked Edwards about a variety of topics, all of which...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 3/13/15

The New York Islanders and defenseman Johnny Boychuk finally did it. They came to terms on a seven-year, $42 million extension [way] before July 1, leaving most Islanders fans ecstatic for the future. I say most because there’s never a time when everybody’s pleased. While Boychuk’s contract carries an AAV of $6 million, a bargain compared to what he could have been offered...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk inks 7-year extension with Islanders

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Congratulations to Johnny Boychuk and his family as the former Bruins defenseman and Stanley Cup champion has signed a seven year extension with the New York Islanders. The deal is worth a reported $42 million with an average annual value of $6 million per year according to Newsday. That's the highest paid...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Signs 7-Year Extension With Islanders

For Boston Bruins fans hoping to reunite with a popular defenseman next season, Thursday's news was heartbreaking. But for Johnny Boychuk and his fans, both in Boston and on Long Island, Thursday's news was exciting and well-deserved.
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh Boy! Boychuk Signs Seven Year Extension

Johnny Boychuk has agreed to terms on a seven-year deal with the New York Islanders. Boychuk, who is 31, will receive $42 million over the lifetime of the deal. As reported on the New York Islanders’ website, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow stated after the signing, “Johnny’s influence in our dressing room, both on and off the ice, has been immeasurable. His veteran...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders, defenseman Boychuk agree to 7-year extension

NEW YORK -- Johnny Boychuk and the New York Islanders have agreed on a long-term contract extension that assures that two of the club's top defensemen will stick together well after the team locates to Brooklyn next season. Boychuk received a seven-year deal Thursday, as Nick Leddy did late last month. Boychuk's contract is worth $42 million, slightly higher than Leddy's deal for...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk signs 7-year, $42M extension with Islanders

Johnny Boychuk has been an excellent defenseman for the New York Islanders this season, and on Thursday, the team announced it had signed the 31-year-old veteran to a huge extension. Arthur Staple of Newsday reports the contract is for $42 million over seven years, which will make Boychuk the Islanders’ highest-paid player next season. The deal also includes a no-movement clause...
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

What Signing Boychuk Can Hold For The Islanders’ Future

On February 24th, Nick Leddy signed a contract extension with the New York Islanders through 2022. With this signing, Garth Snow has solidified a role for Leddy as a top defenseman on the New York Islanders. Once Snow got the pen to paper, the question quickly became when are the Islanders going to sign his defensive partner, Johnny Boychuk? When asked in an interview with Stan Fischler...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Look To Balance The Books On Boychuk

The New York Islanders and their general manager Garth Snow made a huge catch yesterday in the sometimes overwhelming pond that is home to NHL defenseman. You see, there is not one position more coveted in the National Hockey League than those three groups of two that provide the last line of defense before you go one on one with the goaltender. It has become the difference between...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders roll past Coyotes, maintain Metro Division lead

  Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat - his first goal in the NHL...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes falter in third period against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie, and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat -- his first...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 55

*EDITORS NOTE: This was due to run yesterday, but due to previous commitments, is running Sunday instead. With the Columbus Blue Jackets in town, we make the harsh realization that the next time they’ll be playing at the Nassau Coliseum, it will be April 11. It will be the final regular season home game and there will not be a lot of dry eyes in the barn. I’d also like to take...
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February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins beat Johnny Boychuk, NY Islanders 2-1

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLThe Bruins lost/won tonight's contest against the New York Islanders, walking away with a 2-1 victory.Only 1:53 into the game, Torey Krug and Ryan Strome dropped the gloves, with Strome getting the better of Krug. The Islanders struck first. John Tavares jumped on Frans Nielsen's rebound to pot a power play goal, giving the Islanders the 1-0 lead. With...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Bringing Personality To Islanders In Move From Boston (Video)

New team, same old Johnny. Johnny Boychuk had a sudden change in surroundings in October when the Boston Bruins dealt him to the New York Islanders in exchange for draft picks. It’s worked out pretty well so far, as the 31-year-old defenseman already has a career high in points with 24 (four goals, 20 assists) while helping the Islanders to one of the...
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Find Their Missing Piece(s)

The NHL’s All-Star break is an opportunity for reflection and for the Islanders one needn’t look further than Garth Snow’s acquisitions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy as huge keys to their first-half success.  If anyone kept to their NHL “Things-To-Do-In-The-Offseason” list, it was the Isles GM. Jaroslav Halak was acquired from the Washington Capitals for a 4th round...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New York leaves Flyers stranded on Long Island

  View image |     The New York Islanders scored early and often. Nikolay Kulemin had a pair of goals, Johnny Boychuk added two assists, Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves and the New York Islanders dominated the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4 on Monday afternoon. The Islanders stormed out of the gate. Michael Grabner scored his fourth of the season just 1:32 in to...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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